Avoiding obsolescence… Engineering opportunity.
All types of industrial control systems have an operational life – as they age their likelihood for failure increases, and they become more dependent on spares and maintenance provided by the manufacturer.
At some point, the manufacturers of hardware and software will discontinue their support for older products and normally provide an upgrade path to a newer version, which can sometimes involve replacing a significant proportion of your infrastructure.
These prescribed upgrade paths are not always suitable for your operations or budget, and you may require a different solution.
Our approach to obsolescence management enables you to take advantage of emerging technologies, within the structure of a defined plan that looks at your specific business objectives and future ambitions.
Our approach to maximising your operations
Our first objective is always to clearly define scope and goals beyond simply replacing obsolete equipment.
We can ensure value for money and secure business continuity, with a technical evaluation and comparison of your business investment options, to identify an optimum investment approach to system obsolescence management.
Improved profitability, security and performance.
By working with us, you can reduce your exposure to manageable obsolescence-based risks, and extend the commercial viability of your assets through effective migration planning.
We integrate innovative automation solutions, and smarter technology that enhances the security, functionality and efficiency of critical assets, and make them fit for the future.
Less downtime, more efficiency
We can ensure seamless upgrades to the latest market-leading technology, and integration with existing infrastructure – all while minimising implementation time and costs, and reducing downtime.
If you’ve identified a need to replace systems, but can’t take action because of the cost of ensuring productive uptime, we can deliver futureproofing to your operations in a way that minimises the impact on your ability to improve production efficiency
How can we enhance your future?
Asset Integrity Management
Enhanced system safety and compliance through asset integrity management
Reducing downtime through seamless integration with existing infrastructure
Reduced cost through minimised downtime and vendor independent solutions
Extended Asset Life
Extended asset life, reliability and commercial viability
Reduced exposure to obsolescence based risks through effective migration planning
Ongoing support including proactive and preventative maintenance
Obsolescence management rarely requires a full-facility upgrade. Instead, our progressive and sustainable approach saves our customers time and money, by integrating new technology into existing infrastructure.
Our thorough, systematic and strategic approach to obsolescence management includes:
Obsolescence reports with pre-defined scope to ensure requirements determined at the outset are met.
Current system status and system support plan assessment.
Asset inventory surveys and database establishment.
Identification of critical equipment for maintaining system availability.
Systematic identification and recording of potentially affected systems and components.
Evaluation of potential risks and impacts of system obsolescence on the business.
Development of relevant system obsolescence management processes to mitigate business impact.
Risk analysis for each piece of equipment.
Prioritisation and proposal of alternate equipment including redesign concepts.
System design reviews.
Prototype system build, factory test and debug.
Installation and commissioning.
Ongoing review, support and maintenance.
View our Case Studies
EDF Hinkley B AIC SCADA Replacement
The Alternative Indication Centre (AIC) at Hinkley Point B Power Station provides a secondary, remote monitoring facility for post-trip-event reactor conditions, ensuring safe shutdown and maintenance of adequate post-trip cooling and providing a back-up to the Central Control Room.
Sellafield Carbon Footprint Tool
The recording and forecasting of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) is key to Sellafield’s ability to understand and modify their carbon footprint.
Cadbury’s New Chewing Gum Factory Development
ITI Group used simulation to help Cadbury overcome the typical challenges of planning and building a new factory; ensuring that the equipment selection, rules for operation, staffing levels and production capacity were all in sync with the business plan.
Marks & Spencer Distribution Centre: Simulation for Facility Design
ITI Group used simulation to help Marks and Spencer plc (M&S) design its 900,000sq ft distribution centre in Leicestershire.
SSE Storr Lochs Hydroelectric Station Refurb
ITI undertook a full overhaul of the integrated electrical and control systems for Storr Lochs Hydroelectric Power Station on the Isle of Skye, creating a resilient, reliable and upgraded control solution for SSE (formerly Scottish & Southern Energy).
Spirit Energy Digital Transformation
After just one year of collaborating with ITI Group on their Digital Transformation programme, Spirit Energy are already seeing the benefits of a properly managed data solution.
BP Nerefco Refinery Optimisation
A simulation study carried out by Saker Solutions (now ITI Group), in conjunction with BP, enabled Nerefco to optimise offsite facilities’ performance and identify savings worth millions of dollars over the life of the project.
Repsol Sinopec Rotating Equipment
Through a collaborative approach, ITI helped Repsol Sinopec (previously Talisman Sinopec) achieve its ambitious “Rotating Equipment Excellence Programme”, which provides early warnings about potential equipment failures, collects and analyses historical data and enables future operational trends to